|Records of the field offices for the State of Louisiana, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1863-1872 [microform] (Volume Reel 0052 - Records of the field offices for the State of Louisiana, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1863-1872 - Lists of Contracts with Freedmen The two volumes of lists of contracts with freedmen, 1 (94) and 2 (95), are dated 1865. The entries in the volumes are arranged by parish and thereunder numerically, and each volume contains a name index to the parishes. Each entry gives the number of the contract, the number of laborers, the name of the lessee or owner, and the plantation. Volume 1 (94) ca. 1865 Volume 2 (95) ca. 1865 Daily Record of Cotton Picked on the Corondolet Plantation The single-volume “daily record of cotton picked on the Carondolet Plantation,” November–December 1863 (121), is arranged by month and thereunder by initial letter of the name of the cotton picker. The volume also contains accounts, 1864, arranged by name of person and thereunder chronologically. Volume (121) Nov.–Dec. 1863 Register of Payrolls of Freedmen on Plantations The single-volume register of payrolls of freedmen on plantations (96) is undated. It is arranged by parish and thereunder numerically and has a name index to parishes. The entries give the name of the planter, the name of the plantation, and the amount of the payroll. Volume (96) Undated Cash Account Books (cont.) The two volumes of cash account books are dated 1864–66, 1 (97) and 2 (122). Each book is arranged by name of planter with whom there was an account and thereunder chronologically. Volume 1 (97) 1864–65 Volume 2 (122) 1866 Ledger of Accounts The single-volume ledger of accounts, February–June 1865 (33), is arranged by account and has a name index. Volume (33) Feb.–June 1865 SUBORDINATE FIELD OFFICES ABBEVILLE (ASSISTANT SUBASSISTANT COMMISSIONER) Letters Sent The single volume of letters sent, June 1867–June 1868 (173), is arranged chronologically and has a name index. Volume (173) June 1867–June 1868 Register of Letters Received The single-volume register of letters received, May 1867–July 1868 (172), is arranged chronologically and has a name index. For an unduplicated register for the same period, see the single-volume scrapbook of letters received (171) described below. Volume (172) May 1867–July 1868 Scrapbook of Letters Received The single-volume scrapbook of letters received, May–October 1867 (171), is arranged chronologically. The volume includes a few circulars and extracts of special orders. The volume also contains a register of letters received (June 1867– July 1868), arranged chronologically with a name index. The letters received are registered in either this register or in the single-volume register of letters received (172) described above. Volume (171) May–Oct. 1867 Letters Received Unbound letters received, February–April 1868, are arranged chronologically. Feb.–Apr. 1868 Narrative Reports (cont.) The single volume of narrative reports, November 1867–June 1868 (174), is arranged chronologically and has a name index. Volume (174) Nov. 1867–June 1868 Reports of Persons and Articles Hired Unbound reports of persons and articles hired, September 1867–June 1868, are arranged chronologically. Sept. 1867–June 1868 Monthly Returns of Stores Unbound monthly returns of stores, June 1867–June 1868, are arranged chronologically. June 1867–June 1868 Miscellaneous Records Unbound miscellaneous records, June 1867–June 1868, are arranged by type of record. The records include subvouchers (June 1868); special orders received, (December 1867); bills of lading (June 1867–April 1868); contracts (March 1868); and abstracts (April–June 1868). June 1867–June 1868 ALEXANDRIA (ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT AND ASSISTANT SUBASSISTANT COMMISSIONER) Letters Sent The two volumes of letters sent, March 1866–December 1868, 1 (179) and 2 (180), are arranged chronologically, and each volume has a name index. Volume 2 (180) also contains a register of contracts for Parish Rapides, 1865. Information in the volume includes date, termination, and parties to the contract; class of laborers (men, women, or children); average wages; number at work for support only; number of acres in plantation; how cultivated; and the witnesses to the contract. There is also a register of contracts for Parish Avoyelles, 1865, which includes the same information as for Parish Rapides. Volume 1 (179) Mar. 1866–Sept. 1868 Volume 2 (180) Sept.–Dec. 1868 Registers of Letters Received (cont.) The three volumes of registers of letters received, January 1867–October 1868, 1 (176), 2 (177), and 3 (178), are arranged by time period. There are name indexes for volumes 2 (177) and 3 (178). The entries in volumes 1 (176) and 2 (177) are arranged alphabetically by initial letter of the surname of correspondent and thereunder arranged in chronological order and numbered. Entries in volume 3 (178) are arranged chronologically and include endorsements. Volume 1 (176) Jan.–Dec. 1867 Volume 2 (177) Jan.–Aug. 1868 Volume 3 (178) Sept.–Oct. 1868) - United States. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands|
reel 1. List of Book Records of Officers, State of Louisiana -- reels 1-26. Offices of Staff Officers. Bounty Agent: claims, claimants, index, and registry of payments (reels 1-3) ; Commissary of Subsistence: correspondence, account books (reels 4-6) ; Provost Marshal General of Freedmen: correspondence; registries of court cases, complaints, conscripts, refugees; other reports (reels 6-9) ; Quartermaster: correspondence, accounts (reels 9-10) ; Surgeon in Chief: ; correspondence, reports of sic...
Keywords: United States. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands; Freedmen; African Americans; African Americans; Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)